The article states that not only would men would use the contraceptive pill as a substitute for condoms (which would obviously result in an influx of sexually-transmitted diseases), but they would probably forget to take it in the first place. Two fails of epic proportion. It was also claimed that men would lie about being on the pill to further bed more women — the same type of lie that they use regarding the “pulling out” method. According to the piece, men would become irreverent cry-babies and by taking the male contraceptive, it would infringe on their so-attractive manliness.
I’m a bit disappointed in this type of reporting. With all of the medical advancements that have so far made the male contraceptive pill a viable option, there are individuals who will ridicule the notion and perpetuate the idea that it’s merely a woman’s domain to master the art of birth prevention.
To me, it sounds like a desperate act of protecting thyself from the cold hard “truth” that some men might be completely disinterested in shouldering such responsibility. It comes across as a knee-jerk reaction to the stereotype that men would not be into taking a pill that would prevent pregnancy. Great job, Gawker. You’ve probably completely eradicated the possibility of even a few forward-thinking men taking the pill with a simple two-hundred word diatribe, if and when it were to become available.